Newswire: YouTube mortician Caitlin Doughty’s memoirs to be adapted for TV

Plenty of young women with black bangs and a morbid sense of humor talk about becoming morticians, but Caitlin Doughty actually followed through. She then took things a step further by starting the web series Ask A Mortician, where she answers viewers’ questions about death and dying in a refreshingly honest, surprisingly upbeat way. Among the questions Doughty has answered on her show are: “What do dead bodies smell like?” (“Citrus fruits, licorice and fish, mixed in a bucket and left in the sun for several days”) and “Do people really poop themselves when they die?” (Sometimes.)

The YouTube series made Doughty the most famous mortician since the Tall Man from the Phantasm movies, and led to the publishing of her memoir, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons, last year. Now that memoir is being turned into a TV series courtesy of Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, with …

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